All the Summer Reading Programs!

Yes, Kent District Library has an amazing summer program to reward reading, learning and staying active. It’s called Summer Wonder and you can learn all about it at

But we’re certainly not the only ones who reward readers during the summer. Have a look at this list and get the most out of your reading this summer!

Barnes & Noble – Escape Into Summer Reading
For: Grades 1 – 6
When: July 1 – August 31
What: Read any eight (8) books and record them in the summer reading journal. Choose a reward book from the list of options.
Download the English guide here and the Spanish guide here.

Bettie’s Pages – Challenge Your Shelf (Taylor’s Version)
For: All Ages
When: All Year Long
What: Read one book per month inspired by Taylor Swift for a monthly completion sticker.
Visit the website for more details.

Buddy’s Pizza
For: Kids
When: Summer
What: Grab a bookmark at the library, read three (3) books, have the bookmark signed by a librarian and earn a free 4-square Cheese Pizza (with a purchase).

Grand Rapids Public Library – Read S’more! Summer Reading Challenge
For: All Ages
When: May 28 – September 7
What: Pick up your passport at any GRPL location. Complete 12 activities from anywhere in your passport. Claim a mini prize after you’ve completed six (6) activities and your grand prize after you’ve completed twelve (12) activities. Youth (ages 0-17) can choose a book. Adults (18+) can get a GRPL lunch cooler.
Sign up online or in person at any GRPL location.

Kent County Youth Fair – Reading for Rides
For: Ages 12 and under
When: Until July 31
Read at least five (5) books, fill out the form on the fair website, and receive $10 off a ride wristband for Wednesday, July 31 when Anderson Midways opens at 2:00 PM.

Pizza Hut – Camp Book It! Summer Reading
For: Families with PreK-6th grade students (ages 4-12)
When: June - August
What: Parents set goals, track reading and reward their students with a Personal Pan Pizza.
Sign up here.

Rolling Rabbit Books – Bunny Program
For: Grades K-3
When: June 1 – September 1
What: For every ten (10) books read, choose a free gently used book (up to 3 max).

Rolling Rabbit Books – Rabbit Program
For: Grades 4-8
When: June 1 – September 1
What: For every five (5) books read, choose a free gently used book (up to 3 max).
Visit the Rolling Rabbit Books website here.

Schuler Books – Sink Into a Great Book Summer Reading Club
For: Grades K-8
When: May 31– August 31
What: Sign up for the program at to download the form. Read any book and record it on the form. Books over 200 pages count as two books. Earn up to three $5.00 coupons.
Visit here for more details.

Know about a reading rewards program that you didn't see? Drop us an email at to let us know the details!